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Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round...
Calgary's only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round pedestrian experience featuring shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. It is home to: • 5,000 to 10,000 people per hour in peak times • Live performances, buskers, music, festivals, artists and culture galore • Nine major shopping centres/department stores • Some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars • An eclectic mix of boutiques and galleries Stephen Avenue Walk is managed daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm by the Calgary Downtown Association on behalf of the City of Calgary.
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Nice long walkway with great sceneries, time goes so fast when here so it's better to come in the morning, great for shopping, best shop for me was holt Renfrew, banana republic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice long walkway with great sceneries, time goes so fast when here so it's better to come in the morning, great for shopping, best shop for me was holt Renfrew, banana republic and Guess plus lots of restaurants.

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Wollongong, Australia
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192 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

While the architecture provides an historical narrative of early Calgary, this is a lonely walk with little atmosphere. Most cities have some vibrancy and pizzaz but this was a pretty souless walk looking at shops and the occasional sculptres. Sadly Calgary is not really set up for tourists.

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Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This walkway is impressive. There are beautiful art works scattered throughout the avenue and a variety of different eateries and shops to visit. It can get windy though so wear your woolies.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a great area for shopping, dining and drinks. Lots of restaurants and pubs and great shopping as a side dish.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

plenty of interesting stores but too busy for my liking. I go to shop and try out new foods but the crowds can get to you. It is downtown so if you are staying close to there I would recommend a stroll down stephen avenue

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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Pedestrian friendly strip in downtown Calgary. Tons of restaurants and shops both sides of the street. Runs parallel to The Core shopping mall. One block north of the Calgary Tower. If you're in Calgary, it's a definite spot to check out!

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Calgary
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's a short stroll in a rather bland setting. They're trying but it's still nothing that special. Lots of shady characters asking for money. We stopped at a pub for lunch and basically walked down one side and up the other side and felt like the afternoon was wasted. It was rather disappointing. And what's up with the downtown core... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A pedestrian street right in the heart of Calgary. During Summer, that place is full of activities. During the week at lunch time, all the offices are empty and everybody have a drink or two on the fews patio on Stephen Ave. Nice new shops. Good restaurant. During winter, with the lights it feels magical. Stephen Ave IS Calgary.

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Calgary, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It stretches for blocks with shops on both sides and lots of vendors selling miscellaneous goods from jewelry, hats, clothing, to art. If you get there early enough you can sit down on a bench & just people watch if that is your thing. There is a large mall off Stephen Avenue that goes from The Bay to Holt Renfrew... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of activities and places to shop. You can watch the Parade of Wonders before Comic Con or grab fish and chips on an outdoor patio. Fairly quiet after dark, though. Lots of the shops close at 6. Check hours of your chosen establishment before going down.

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